The goal should be equitably saving the planet, not growing one industry. California’s residential solar policy may be on the cusp of major change. In mid-December, the California Public Utilities … Continue Reading California’s Misguided Rooftop Solar Debate
Provocative new research delivers a carbon offset reality check. There’s lots to unpack from the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. One development that has economists talking is an agreement on how … Continue Reading Carbon Offsets Get a Green Light in Glasgow
Focus on how distributed energy resources are paid, not on how they improve grid planning. When Bill Gates started Microsoft he set the goal of “a computer on every desk … Continue Reading Solar on Every Roof, Electric Vehicles in Every Driveway?
And the differences could undermine the program. [Today’s blog is a joint effort of Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Steve Cicala and Ryan Kellogg] The Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is … Continue Reading The CEPP is Not a Clean Energy Standard
Incentives matter! Let’s get them right. This is a big week for energy and environmental policy in the world’s fifth largest economy and the republic it is part of – … Continue Reading A Big Week for Energy and the Environment
Maybe we should be giving rebates to installers rather than households. People generally follow Newton’s first law of motion: they keep doing what they are doing unless acted upon by … Continue Reading The Supply-Side Economics of Residential Electrification
When complex regulations meet power markets, be sure to read the fine print. The next big push in climate policy in the US appears to be coalescing around a clean … Continue Reading The Clean Electricity Payment Plan: How Exactly Is This Supposed to Work?